Wagering calculator

Enter three post-DJ! Round scores below to see wagering suggestions for each player.

First equals twice third with second crushing third

Ted: Wager all $2,200 if you have confidence in your Final-solving abilities or Jack's wagering abilities. If neither, a wager of $800 is good for at least the extra prize potential of a second-place finish (if Jim misses Final) and can possibly score the win if Jack goofs in wagering. Importantly, this latter wager ties Jim should Jim wager $3,000 but give the incorrect response.

Jack: While a wager of all $3,700 may be a rational possibility (since it has the potential to tie Jim if you both get Final right), your more optimal choice is to wager $700. Don't fall into the trap of making the Four-fifths Rule wager of $1,401, because if Ted wagers $800, you may fall behind, and in this case it's more important to stay ahead of Ted than to reap the small benefit your 4/5ths position offers.

Jim: Wager $3,000--wagering any more risks falling behind Ted's wager of $800.

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